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Post# 169   8/28/2006 at 00:09 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        

So, I've had my eye on one of these for a while now... (Joe has, too... and wanted a different vacuum for his new apartment. He also loves green.)

I finally decided to grab one while at Target the other night...

Here's Joe opening the box.





Post# 170 , Reply# 1   8/28/2006 at 00:10 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Pieces!

Out of the box..

Post# 171 , Reply# 2   8/28/2006 at 00:11 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Assembling.

Attach the handle!

Post# 172 , Reply# 3   8/28/2006 at 00:11 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
And the hose...

Almost done.

Post# 173 , Reply# 4   8/28/2006 at 00:12 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
All done!

Yay!

I love it when he gets excited about a vacuum! :)


Post# 174 , Reply# 5   8/28/2006 at 00:15 (4,796 days old) by hoovercelebrity ()        
Overall verdict....

Nice little machine. Kinda noisey, but very powerful.

Being able to shut the brushroll off is a very nice feature, as is the "dial" (think Dial-A-Matic) to divert suction to the hose, and the telescopic handle. The brushroll is pretty wimpy, and would do best on low-pile carpet. Bagless isn't my thing, but this one is pretty easy to empty.

Anyone else have one of these?

~Fred


Post# 184 , Reply# 6   8/28/2006 at 02:14 (4,796 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
Fred

You and Joe will like that Optima. Victor and I each have one and they are very handy. They are perfect for quick clean ups and I too like that you can turn off the brushroll when using the hose. Have fun with it! Marty

Post# 208 , Reply# 7   8/28/2006 at 14:11 (4,796 days old) by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        

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I did try one, and I was admittedly impressed! As far as bagless go, its one of the easier ones to maintain, and for such a small machine, it did have good suction!

Corey


Post# 306 , Reply# 8   8/30/2006 at 10:50 (4,794 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
By way of comparison....

The UK version ;)


Seamus


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Post# 2712 , Reply# 9   10/18/2006 at 19:46 (4,744 days old) by hoov-man ()        
LOVE IT!

I have one to and I love it!

Post# 2766 , Reply# 10   10/19/2006 at 18:04 (4,744 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        
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I purchased the the gray colored model for a friend and she like it as well. It is the one with the fold down handle, basically the same machine.

I also have the bagged version from Sanitair and love it. It is my daily driver along with my Purple Airway.





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